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>> pelley: tonight, the president fires back. >> when they go after the u.n. ambassador, apparently because they think she's an easy target then they've got a problem with me. >> pelley: in a news conference, mr. obama confronts senators over a top appointment, proposes a way out of looming tax increases, and tells us what he thinks of his disgraced c.i.a. director. reports from bob orr, nancy cordes, and wyatt andrews. for the first time, we meet the owner of the pharmacy whose drugs are linked to the deaths of 32 patients. jim axelrod is on the case. israel finds a sworn enemy and takes a shot. it's the beginning of a major military operation. ... and doctor jon lapook with a pineither surgeon who can turn a voice like this... into something like this. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening, for the first time the president weighed in on the scandal that ended the career of his c.i.a. director and derailed his nominee to lead nato. president obama told a news conference no classified information was compromised in the
's public response. several are outraged un ambassador susan rice said it didn't appear to be preplanned the at his press conference wednesday president obama defended rice saying she acted on intelligence briefings she was given. >> when they go after the un ambassador, they have a problem with me. >> reporter: michael morel is testifying today. david petraeus will testify behind closed doors tomorrow. one hearing today is not closed, the house foreign affairs committee is asking experts to offer their assessment of what went wrong. >> it's two months later and too little is known about what took place. >> reporter: secretary of state hillary clinton will not testify this week. she's scheduled to talk lawmakers once the state department completes its own investigation. danielle nottingham, cbs news capitol hill. >> general petraeus was taken off today's witness list when he resigned last friday. lawmakers are very vocal that they want to hear what he has to say about benghazi, so he is headed to the hill tomorrow morning. >>> mitt romney says that he lost the presidential election becau
criticisms of u.n. ambassador susan rice outrageous. the president called out republican senators lindsay graham and john mccain for their comments saying they would block the u.s. ambassador to the united nations susan rice if she is nominated for secretary of state. >> if senator mccain or senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. and i'm happy to have that discussion with them. but for them to go after the u.n. ambassador who had nothing to do with benghazi and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence that she had received and to besmirch her reputation is outrageous. >> summer mccain will do whatever it takes to block the nomination. >>> the president also spoke about the fiscal cliff in his news conference. >> jessica doyle is back and this your money report, the latest on the negotiations and high stakes that families will face if we fall off this cliff. >> president obama said he is willing to work with republicans to prevent the automatic spending cuts and tax hikes from taking effect at the start of the new year, but he's standing
is at the white house for us tonight. nancy? >> reporter: scott, white house officials told me today that u.n. ambassador susan rice is the front-winner to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state despite some strong opposition from some republicans. the 47-year-old u.n. ambassador is a close confidante of president obama, a former rhodes scholar who served as an assistant secretary of state under president clinton. she came under fire from republicans for what she said five days after the attack in benghazi, libya, that killed four americans. here was race on "face the nation." >> we do not have information at present that leads us to conclude that this was premeditated or preplanned. >> reporter: that would later prove to be untrue, though the white house insisted rice was working off the c.i.a.'s best information at the time. several republicans on the senate foreign relations committee have suggested they might try to block her nomination florida's marco rubio was noncommittal today. >> obviously she based those comments on directives or information she had and it's important to know
at today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. >>> when they go after the u.n. ambassador apparently because they think she's an easy target, then they got a problem. >> president obama fires back at republican critics. >> the controversy over susan rice calling the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi spontaneous has reached a boiling point. after republicans threaten to block her possible nomination for secretary of state. >> the president thinks we are picking on people, he really does not have any idea of how serious this issue is. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody they should go after me. >> david petraeus will be on capitol hill tomorrow to testify about the september 11th attacks on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. >> we now know the identity of the fbi agent who triggered the investigation into the petraeus affair. >> three people have been killed ter rockets were fired into southern israel from gaza. the first israeli deaths after the country killed a hamas military commander yesterday. >> a popular energy drink, fi
the attack on benghazi. >> go after the u.n. ambassador who had nothing to do with benghazi but to smudge her reputation is outrageous. >> i gathered the families of these brave americans who were murdered who believe that we are picking on any one. >> make a serious debt. >> the president there also talking about finding solutions with congress to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. one way to avoid it so to extend the tax cuts only to those making less than $250,000 a year. the deadline for reaching a deal, new year's eve. >>> well, last night we told you about a hearing today for a washington pain doctor fighting for his right to prescribe the drugs right here in dc. well, things took an interesting turn there tonight when a judge threw out the testimony of one witness. gary nurenberg was there and he was here now with the storely. >> reporter: the government witness testified that his investigators had secretly videotaped one of the patients of dr. allen salarian. the problem is, the government didn't turn the tape over to the defense. the witness's testimony was thrown out. the day began w
are jeep unless you like -- cold era jeep. un-- colder regime unlike you like that. it's not out of the question we get minor accumulations but we'll be watching this move east. here's the futurecast for the afternoon. here we are at 5:00 p.m. no problems. then we get into the evening hours. the showers by midnight. still generally west of d.c., through the shenandoah valley, parts of western and northern maryland. there's a little sliver of snow on the back side which may drop a dusting in the higher elevations. tomorrow morning 7:00 a.m., rain around the region. it is clearing west of i-81. the commute in the metro could certainly be impacted. we'll get rid of the rain by the afternoon. much cooler air moves in. so today 68. maybe 70. got a yellow alert for tomorrow because in the morning, your commute could definitely be impacted by the early rain. we'll drop into the 40s. only get back to 51. wednesday a chilly day, 53 after starting in the 30s to near 40. thursday and friday partly sunny, 52. the weekend is going to be mixed. terps are home on saturday, mid- 50s. but looks l
critical of one possible choice. un ambassador susan rice because of interviews she gave after the attacks in libya. >> if senator mccain and graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. >> president said if he thinks rice is the best person for the job, he will nominate her. cbs news. >> and congressional leaders from both parties are invited to the white house friday to begin the talks on how to avoid that fiscal cliff. >>> israel launched 20 airstrikes. the leader one of 10 people killed. two young children were also among those casualties. this is the largest attack on the palestinian territory in four years. military officials warn the conflict could escalate into a ground operation. >>> two drivers and a student taken to the hospital after a crash. that pick-up truck you see rammed into that bus you see right there. right at the intersection of route 301 and swanson road. a spokes person with the prince georges county school system tells us 32 kids were on that bus at the time. but all of their injuries are considered minor. >>> some religious holidays are ho
to the u.n. pointed to the film as a potential cause. >> the key is, if there were unclassified talking points, at a very early stage. >> reporter: lawmakers say petraeus was asked little about his admitted affair with paula broadwell. >> anything that occurred with respect to his personal situation had nothing to do with the way he handled benghazi at all. >> reporter: petraeus reportedly was not under oath while testifying. in washington, i'm emily schmidt. >> the state department has said secretary of state hillary clinton will also testify about the attack once the agency finishes its internal report on what happened. >>> two prince george's county police officers suspended for making inappropriate videos. the news conference starts in about 20 minutes and we'll have the latest on that at 7. >> derek, we'll see you then. >>> still to come, they may be in some of our fondest memories, but the future of hostess treats is in doubt tonight. >>> i would grab a jacket here. here are the numbers. a little bit below average but a really nice day. 55 and 42. averages are 58 and 41. we will
senators are outraged over the interviews that the u.n. ambassador gave five days after the attack. saying that it did not appear to be pre-planned. >> if senator mccain and graham and others want to go after somebody, then they should go after me. >> reporter: senator mccain did just that. >> we believe whoever it is must be held responsible, i say to the president of the united states. most importantly the president of the united states who is commander in chief. >> reporter: the former cia director david petraeus will testify on friday. secretary of state hillary clinton will talk to lawmakers once the state department completes its own investigation. and in washington, danielle noddingham, 9news now. >> president obama says he is considering ambassador rice to serve as the next secretary of state when hillary clinton steps down. but some republican senators say they would block that nomination because of her comments on the attacks. >>> well after a rivetting day of testimony, lesli, right now the testimony is delivering in the bowie state university murder case. as andrea mccaren tell
they go after the u.n. ambassador, apparently because they think she's an easy target, then they've got a problem with me. >> mccain fired back at obama. >> if the president thinks that we are picking on people, he really does not have any idea of how serious this issue is. >> so what do senators mccain and graham want? get this. a watergate style select committee to investigate admini the benghazi attack. >> question. under the rules of the senate it only takes one senator to put a hold on a presidential nomination. so how can president obama get around this? eleanor clift. >> he doesn't need to get around anything. if he wants to nominate susan rice, he is going to do it up- front and he is going to fight for her. and lindsey graham and john mccain are a committee of two in wanting a select committee to investigate watergate style benghazi. i don't even think most republicans have the appetite for. that secondly, john mccain just did an enormous favor for susan rice because he just boosted her chances that she is likely to be nominated because the president doesn't want to look like h
, u.n. ambassador susan rice was still blaming a spontaneous demonstration outside the consulate. the obama administration now acknowledges al-qaida was behind the september 11th attack. >> the investigation tells us what you get from the ground, it evolves. when you get intelligence, you get intelligence, you collect it, you give it over to analysts, analysts review it and they send it out and it kept evolving over the process. >>reporter: reporters who were staked out for the general's arrival, but he used underground hallways to make his way to the hearing room. petraeus stepped down last week after acknowledging it had an extra-marital affair with his biography paula broadwell. he did not comment on the affair during his testimony to lawmakers, but he insisted it did not have any impact on his testimony. danielle nottingham, cbs news, washington. >>> top national security officials were on capitol hill this week to deal with the fallout from the petraeus sex scandal. defense secretary leon panetta has ordered a review of ethics training for military officers. >>> we're fol
on september 11. the senator john mccain was lashing out today at the president over the un ambassador's claims that the attack was not pre-planned. >> we believe whoever it is, they must be held responsible, i say to the president of the united states. most importantly the president of the united states, who is commander in chief. >> the former cia director david petraeus will be testifying tomorrow. and when petraeus gets up there to testify, it will be his first public appearance since resigning after his affair with the biographer paw la broadwell. the fbi uncovered that affair while investigating e-mails that broadwell had sent to tampa social lite jill kelley. they said that he just doesn't believe anybody else is involved in this scandal. >> and we want to know what you think. how much do you care about this petraeus scandal? are you completely rivetted, getting slightly bored, or c, wish we would move on already? i am always a, rivetted and never bored with your e-mails. the address here is mailbag@wusa9.com. >>> well president obama and the congressional leaders are slated to sit down
report -- [indiscernible] >> lawmakers also wanted to know why u.n. ambassador susan rice called the attack the result of a spontaneous protest five days after it happened. democrats say rice was simply using talking points signed off on by the entire intelligence community. petraeus meantime insisted his resignation was the result of his affair with paula broadwell and had nothing to do with benghazi. >>> democrats and republicans sat down today for the very first meeting concerning the fiscal cliff. first meeting after the election that is. lawmakers have to find some sort of budget compromise before the end of the year and astaire a mergener explains, leaders say they're confident -- and as tara mergener explains, leaders say they are confident. >> we're not going to embarrass them with cake because we didn't know how many candles were needed but-- >> yeah, right. >> reporter: by all accounts, the atmosphere stayed friendly as the president and congressional leaders started hammering out a budget deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. if democrats and republicans don't find a comprom
'am. i-i... i don't un-understand. could we come inside, please? i thought dr. price instructed you not to tamper with evidence. yeah, i know, okay? but it could have been the guy's killer. but, son, that is not the job. look, i don't see what the big deal is. kyle, a murder investigation is a very big deal. look, if i would have never answered that phone, you guys would have never... don't do it again, you understand? ♪ do you know of anyone who would want to hurt your husband? no one. i never saw my husband even raise his voice to another person. duquesne: what about trent's business? was there anything that you found to be unusual or suspicious? i don't know. he traveled a lot. we weren't supposed to talk about his work. i knew it was for the government. so he was gone a lot? he missed christmas. he always made it home for christmas. we were married on the 26th, so it was also our anniversary. how long were you married? 19 years. would've been 17 years, if i hadn't filed for divorce. after brianna was born, trent got depressed. i think he really wanted a son. when heath was bor
brennan is in washington. >> reporter: president obama views susan rice as his quarterback at the u.n. when he nominated her to be the ambassador he elevated that role to cabinet level. a status that her predecessors did not have. for this next promotion the president will fight skeptical republicans who question rice's judgment in the days following the benghazi attack. >> i still don't know how anybody of that capacity could have been on television five days later saying the things that were said. i don't know how that can happen. >> she has to answer questions about that. there's no doubt about it. >> reporter: susan rice hit a nerve during a string of television appearances five days after the assault on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. she didn't call it a act of terror. >> we do not have information at present to lead us to conclude it was preplanned. >> reporter: that's leading to her obstacle as becoming secretary of state. john mccain and lindsey graham said they will try to keep her out of office. the white house said she was relying on the cia's best information at the time.
americans or it was just gross incompetence. now, susan rice, who is the u.n. ambassador at this point was pretty much the point person on this:j the administration. she went out on the sunday shows and first said it was not a planned terrorist attack about the was the result of a spontaneous demonstration. she is now being mentioned as one of those being considered for secretary of state. do you think what she said during the early days of this investigation, should that factor in any way on whether she should be considered as secretary of state? >> absolutely wot a doubt. i generally defer to presidential selections for cabinets and judges. i voted for both supreme court judges, not because i would have chose them, because the president has a lot leeway, and if they're qualified people, i tend to support presidential picks. however, i do reserve unto myself and other members of congress the ability to say no when justified. i cannot imagine promoting anybody associated with benghazi at this point. it's not just what he said after. how did the place become a death trap for months why
in afghanistan and otherwise some lawmakers are now threatening to block u.n. ambassador susan rice to replace secretary of state clinton because of comments she middays after the attack -- she made days after the attack. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. >> the president of the united states, the commander in chief is the most responsible, and i hope the president has no illusions about our view of his responsibility. >> reporter: meanwhile, paula broadwell, the woman at the center of the sex scandal has been staying at her brother's home in northwest d.c. cameras were there camped out all day yesterday. we're also learning that frederick humphrey, the f.b.i. agent was the one who uncovered this entire scandal and now we see this ripple effect. of course it's going to be an interesting next two days. back to you. >> surae chinn reporting live on capitol hill. >> thank you. >>> mitt romney says he lost the presidential election because of gifts president obama gave to the african- american and hispanic communities and to his
the united nations to take steps to stop israel's military operation. u.n. observer in the territory says israel is guilty of war crimes against the palestinian people. >>> some california drivers in sacramento witnessed a small plane make an emergency landing right on a highway median yesterday morning. the pilot was testing a new engine when it lost power at about 3500 feet. the highway remained open although drivers did slow down to take a look at plane. >>> time just about 4:36. grab the coat. we're in for yet another cold day. >>> a popular automaker recalls more than to million vehicles. >>> heading into the holiday season, new reports suggest americans are spending less. >>> 9news returns in two minutes. >>> 4:38. another cold morning. a few spots in the upper 20s. some frost out there as well. another chilly day. some clouds around this morning. we'll be dancing in and out of the clouds this morning or maybe walking in and out of the clouds if you don't like to dance. 48 by noon with a high around 50. back in the upper 40s. at least the winds will be fairly light northeast at 5. i
they will not accept the nomination of u.n. ambassador susan rice as a replacement for secretary of state hillary clinton. >> we'll do whatever is necessary to block the nomination. >> reporter: senators john mccain and lindsey graham said rice was either lying or incompetent when she made this statement five days after the attack. >> we don't have information at present that leads us to conclude this was premeditated or preplanned. >> reporter: president obama said the ambassador was presenting the intelligence information she was given. he challenged those who attacked ambassador rice. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody they should go after me. >> reporter: senator mccain accepted that offer. >> the president of the united states, the commander-in-chief is the most responsible and i hope the president has no illusions about our view of his responsibility. >> reporter: mccain and graham want a watergate style committee to investigate the benghazi attack. and general petraeus will testify here on capitol hill tomorrow morning at 7:30 a.m. back to you. >>>
obama will likely nominate u.n. ambassador susan rice to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state. rice may face a tough confirmation process, though. republicans have criticized her response to the september 11th assault in benghazi. rice said it was a spontaneous response to anti-american protests in cairo and not a coordinated attack. >>> congress returns today with an agenda dominated to avoid the so called fiscal cliff, the combination of tax expense increases and spending cuts. president obama meets with top ceos tomorrow to discuss the issue. on friday, mr. obama meets with congressional leaders. >>> new york governor andrew cuomo is ask asking the frovd for $30 billion in aid to help his state rebuild following hurricane sandy. two weeks after the storm, tens of thousands of customers remain without power in the hardest hit sections of new york and new jersey. some 55,000 of them on long island. cuomo says the long island power company was not prepared and failed to communicate. >> i'm going to do a thorough review/investigation and a very serious one, and they will be hel
was >> ed: the out of unclassified talking points prepared for u.n. ambassador susan rice when she appeared on fay fay fiv faye fas after the attack. according to peter king, how that happened is a mystery. >> nobody knows who came up with the final version of the talking points other than to say the original talking points prepared by the c.i.a. were different from the ones that were finally put out. >> reporter: that final version of the talking points said "there are indications that extremists participated in the assault." a bland description of what intelligence judged to be a terrorist attack involving extremists with links to al qaeda. tonight, the white house issued a statement denying it played any role in editing out those two loaded terms "terrorism" and "al qaeda." >> mason: david martin. thank you, david. an oil rig exploded in flames in the gulf of mexico. two workers are missing and 11 were hospitalized. the rig is located off louisiana 80 miles from where deep's deepwater horizon exploded and collapsed in 2010, unleashing the worst accidental oil spill in history. how bad wa
and understand why five days after the attack, u.n. ambassador susan rice was talking about a spontaneous protest. democrats who listened to petraeus testify were quick to defend rice. >> she used the unclassified talking points that were signed off on by the entire intelligence community. so criticisms of her are completely unwarranted. >> reporter: in both hearings friday, petraeus addressed his resignation because of an affair with his biographer paula broadwell. lawmakers said the former cia director apologized and assured them his personal situation had no bearing on the benghazi investigation. senator john mccain said general petraeus told him that he never spoke to the president about benghazi. he dealt with the director of national intelligence. on capitol hill, daniel nottingham. lesli, back to you. >>> and top national security officials were on capitol hill this week to deal with the fallout from the petraeus sex scandal. and defense secretary panetta has ordered a review of ethics training for all military officers. >>> less than 24 hours after a not guilty verdict shocked the bowie s
is going to act more forcefully. >> doing what? >> we wasted 18 months in the u.n. trying to get the russians to go along with assad's overthrow, they were never going to do it. >> don't spend energy on that taken another route. >> at a certain point it was a mistake. the regional powers turkey, saudi arabia, others get the opposition together, try to get a program, a framework for a future syria that can include all syrians because what happens when the situation turns this violent as it has on the ground with assad and his brutality, it tends to empower the worst elements in the opposition. that's why you're seeing a violent opposition, that's why you're seeing al qaeda mixed in, and so you have to get a hold of this very quickly because you can see we're at risk of a regional conflict out of syria not just one that is confined to syria. >> there's also the benghazi investigation. have we all been too quick to criticize this because we don't know the facts or are the obvious lessons and mistakes that the obama administration made in handling and responding to the question? >> w
said you couldn't have made this case up. >> president obama will likely nominate u.n. ambassador susan rice to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state. >>> the founder of the mcafee software company is wanted for questioning in a murder. mcafee hasn't been seen since. >>> a scandal on "sesame street." the puppeteer who performs as elmo admitted to having a relationship with a teenager. >>> a flight in brazil almost ended in tragedy. every dramatic moment, all of it captured on camera. >> oh! >> unbelievable pass for a touchdown! the steelers survive in overtime 16-13. >> all all that matters. >> you struggle for about three months to get this ticket going. losing never feels good. >> on "cbs this morning." >> general petraeus had an affair with his biographer, which means from now on, he'll only be having sex with his auto biographer. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." while you were sleeping, the scandal that brought down david petraeus spread in an unexpected new direction. the pentagon investigating what it calls inappropriate communications from gener
're coming close to the $200 million mark in ohio for the campaign. that is uns press denned. voters have had enough. i just got here. i was in ohio a few days ago. i turn on the tv, every single ad is a political ad. >> both candidates are coming to ohio. can that make a difference? is this capable of changing wherever it is now? >> let me be clear because i want to change a misconception among viewers. there are no undecided voters anymore. everybody has a opinion. but, charlie, the difference is there are some people who haven't absolutely decide if they're going to vote and another segment that leans either toward romney or obama but they could still be influenced. when these candidates come, what they're hoping is they will say something, some sound bite, some story that connects with people, because i think ohio's going down to the wire. i think ohio will be decided by less than 1% of the vote. we may be talking to political lawyers five days from now rather than voters. >> frank, we see that the president is in ohio every day for the next four days. romney's there only at least once, a
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